Hailed for her work with Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), Paris Opera Ballet and The Royal Ballet of London, Crystal Pite is a shining star on the contemporary dance scene. As the artistic director of Vancouver-based Kidd Pivot, she displays her exceptional talent for combining dance, visual arts and theatre to create dazzling productions, and the company’s reputation just keeps on growing. Revisor is her third joint project with theatre artist Jonathon Young. The creators revise an archetypal comic plot to serve as the basis for choreography in a true hybrid of contemporary dance and theatre. In Revisor, eight Kidd Pivot dancers embody the recorded dialogue of some of Canada’s finest actors, exploring conflict, comedy and corruption in the potent relationship between language and the body. Pite/Young reinvent dance/theatre with masterful skill. A perceptive critique of our society and its foibles, Revisor delivers a powerful narrative in movement.
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Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt.Pite’s professional choreographic debut was in 1990, at Ballet British Columbia. Since then, she has created over 50 works for companies such as The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater I, Cullberg Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt, The National Ballet of Canada, Les Ballets Jazz de...Read more about Crystal Pite
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Canadian actor/writer Jonathon Young has collaborated on the making of over 20 original productions with Electric Company Theatre including: Tear the Curtain! (a film/theatre hybrid for Arts Club Theatre and Canadian Stage), No Exit (a re-working of Jean-Paul Sartre’s play performed in San Francisco at the American Conservatory Theatre) and Studies in Motion (Vancouver Playhouse, Edmonton Citadel, Theatre Calgary,...Read more about Jonathon Young
Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Under the direction of internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, the company’s distinct choreographic language – a breadth of movement fusing classical elements and the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation – is...Read more about Kidd Pivot
Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young.
Written by Jonathon Young.
Choreographed and Directed by Crystal Pite.
Composition and Sound Design Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani, Meg Roe.
Set Design Jay Gower Taylor.
Lighting Design Tom Visser.
Costume Design Nancy Bryant.
Co-production Sadler’s Wells Theatre (London), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canadian Stage, Centre national des Arts (Ottawa), DanceHouse (Vancouver), Dance Victoria, Danse Danse (Montreal), Seattle Theatre Group.
This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.